I had this dream last night that I remember almost no details about except that this guy I crushed on was there and he was some kind of shit colonizer I guess my subconscious has moved on.
I’m kinda jealous of you guys that can wear make-up without it becoming a mess that smears all around your eyes in like 10 minutes flat, but on the other hand not bothering is way easier and cheaper so it’s cool.
I’m gonna be scanning the entire library soon y’all what are your favourite arabic books (fiction, poetry, politics whatever) that haven’t been translated ? What are your fav books that are online and more importantly link me to them.
If you’re looking for anything specific that you can’t find also let me know I’ll see if I have access to it.
I’ve had it in mind to post this quote (from a really great interview) for a long time to take out of context and use for my own purposes. I think it applies to MENA so much these days and to these conversations we have and who is and isn’t participating in them.
I mean there were supposed ‘peacekeepers’ in somalia during the drought of the early 90s who knew full and well that relief agencies were bringing in a fraction of the food needed but felt that local youth who tried to steal some food from their rations to stave off starvation deserved to be killed. When Canadian officers who did this were investigated the court brought in an anthropologist who justified it by saying that in military culture theft is especially intolerable because of how vital those supplies are they took a fucking moral high ground over shooting unarmed starving youth. Even in this situation somalis were supposedly the savages